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A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft guidance which recommends ocrelizumab for treating relapsing-remitting MS in adults. There are around 100,000 people with MS in the UK,…
The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases Review in 2010 did not give a comprehensive picture of the problem and that those conducting it refused to…
The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migration to the UK. Friday marks seven decades since the generation began with around 500 Caribbeans disembarking the Empire Windrush ship in…
A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for defamation, malicious falsehood and breach of the Data Protection Act against 24Seven Fostering Services. Her solicitor, Dominic Garner, told Judge Richard Parkes…
A senior judge has concluded that a woman accused of not complying with an order made in a family court was wrongly given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Mr Justice Baker has quashed the sentence, imposed in February by a family court judge at a hearing in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, after…
An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Burling, had experienced "fluctuations in his weight" in the years prior to June 2016, when paramedics supposedly discovered him…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
Ministers were accused of being in "absolute denial" over their flagship benefit scheme after Esther McVey hailed it for showcasing "British innovation". The Work and Pensions Secretary gave a ministerial statement to the Commons to defend Universal Credit (UC) and read out positive stories and data as she addressed a…
Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers were warned that up to 200,000 EU nationals could be "left without status" if just 5% failed to register before the June 2021…
The new Armed Forces' rehabilitation centre could soon provide on-site NHS services offering world-leading care for civilians. The £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which was created thanks to the vision of the 6th Duke of Westminster, was formally gifted to the nation by his son at a…
Grandparents, not council bosses, should have responsibility for two boys who have been at the centre of Family Court litigation, appeal judges have ruled. A Family Court judge had decided that the boys, aged five and two, should be taken from the care of their mother and live with their…
Classifying gaming addiction as a mental health condition is premature, experts have warned. The World Health Organisation (WHO) included "gaming disorder" in the latest revision of its disease classification manual, describing it as a pattern of persistent gaming behaviour so severe it "takes precedence over other life interests". However, experts…
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